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The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users.

By Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE ART OF SOCIAL MEDIA: POWER TIPS FOR POWER USERS is a comprehensive tool for both beginners and veteran users of social media.

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Djoliba Crossing: Journeys Into West African Music And Culture

By Dave Kobrenski

Rating:  star star star star star 

A musician tells the story of his travels in Guinea, West Africa, learning about the people, history, music and rituals of the country.

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Federation City

By D.A. Clark

Rating:  star star star star star 

The Federation, a dystopian city thriving in the aftermath of a Toxic Era, starts to unravel as teenage boys begin disappearing from the seemingly peaceful city. Taren Manning sets out to find his missing friend and finds himself kidnapped; kick starting an adventure that caroms into the city’s underworld and nearby Hinterlands.

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Gettysburg 1913: The Complete Novel Of The Great Reunion

By Alan Simon

Rating:  star star star star star 

GETTYSBURG 1913 takes place 50 years after the battle, at the Great Reunion of both Union and Confederate veterans, many in their 80s, who came together one last time to commemorate the battle.

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Fluency

By Jennifer Foehner Wells

Rating:  star star star star star 

Dr. Jane Holloway, an internationally respected linguist, has been asked to act as Earth’s ambassador on a journey to an apparently abandoned spaceship that’s on a collision path with an asteroid. The ship is far from abandoned, however, as Jane begins to communicate telepathically with a creature that insists that the fate of humanity (and beyond) is in her hands. But can she trust this creature?

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Red Queen: The Substrate Wars

By Jeb Kinnison

Rating:  star star star star star 

As a new school year ramps up on campus, Justin Smith began another day at the Artificial Life lab running ALife simulations on human evolution.

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The Maple Leaf

By Pete KJ

Rating:  star star star star star 

Connected in life by a small school in Seattle, four people with divergent backgrounds navigate the challenges of childhood and the grander scales of adult life.

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Myth And Incarnation

By K. Scott Lewis

Rating:  star star star star star 

Set in a well-developed fantasy world, MYTH AND INCARNATION follows a trio of unique individuals on their quest to protect their world from the evil plot of the sorcerers determined to awaken the Black Dragon.

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The Damnable Legacy Of A Minister’s Wife

By G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

Rating:  star star star star star 

Although Beth was the minister’s wife, she wasn’t much of a believer, so when she died of cancer she wasn’t sure what the afterlife would entail. Instead of slipping into nothingness or a picturesque heaven, Beth ends up in limbo.

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Image vs. Artifact in Contemporary Art

By Michael Dyer

Rating:  star star star star star 

To the average viewer contemporary art presents its share of challenges. How can one discern the components of a piece worth millions of dollars when it resembles the work found in most kindergarten classes?

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Dark Matter Tiding

By Chance Maree

Rating:  star star star star star 

A drone engineer on the run from the FBI must defend her family ranch against invaders made psychotic by a tide of dark matter overwhelming the Earth.

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The Catalain Book of Secrets

By Jessica Lourey

Rating:  star star star star star 

Faith Falls, Minnesota, on the surface, is like many of the towns in the upper mid-West. The seasons flow from the frost of winter to the sultry summer nights with fireflies dancing in the air. Every twenty-five years, however, the town is overrun by garter snakes as the spring thaw arrives. As if this were not enough, the Catalain women have lived in the town for generations.